In a swimming pool, pond and jacuzzi there is often the problem of slippery floors and walls. Not only does this slipperiness spoil your swimming pleasure, but it is also dangerous to slip.
Do you recognize it? The slipperiness is present on the walls and floor of your pool. It makes you feel uncomfortable when swimming, but where does this slipperiness come from? Well, this slipperiness is also called biofilm. It can indicate the growth of algae or bacteria.
In short, the biofilm is a collection of single-celled microorganisms attached to the surface and liquid it comes in contact with. In this case, the walls and floor of your pool. Biofilm is the perfect hiding place for all kinds of bacteria, which makes it more dangerous for human health. Thus, a lot of Jacuzzi owners suffer from “Hot tub rash”. This is a direct result of biofilm. “Hot tub rash”, is a skin rash that occurs because bacteria have nestled in the hot water of the biofilm.
In order to get rid of this “slipperiness,” pool owners must go through an entire maintenance process to get rid of this slipperiness. First, a brush must be used to scrub most of the slipperiness from the walls. After this, a shock treatment must be added, taking into account the water capacity. When this is done, it is recommended to apply bleach to get rid of sludge. Not only are these chemical products bad for human skin, but also for the environment.
To say an accident happens quickly is definitely an understatement. Every year, thousands of people are injured in swimming pools. To make your pool a little less slippery, there are anti-slip coatings. This gives surfaces more friction, thus reducing the chance of slipping.
Slippery floors in swimming pools can cause a lot of accidents and injuries. Especially when biofilm forms on the stairs or diving board.